June 30, 2019 - This year, South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya returns to the Nike Prefontaine Classic wearing a special Nike BETRUE spike for her 800-meter competition. The elite middle-distance runner ties up the technicolor spike one year after she set a U.S. all-comers record in the event (In fact, her only races on U.S. soil have been Pre Classic 800s). Here are four details to know about the spike ahead of Semenya’s run:
Semenya was one of the athlete ambassadors for the collection and starred in the “Nobody Wins Alone” Nike film along with basketball players Sue Bird, skateboarder Elissa Steamer and others.
2. It’s the first BETRUE track spike created by Nike
This month, Nike BETRUE colorways appeared across the sporting world for both elite and everyday athletes; the track spike joins Nike basketball BETRUE PEs that appeared on WNBA courts in June as well as the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo BETRUE.
3. The Pride flag color spectrum appears on more than just the upper
The pattern of eight-colored stripes also shows up on the outsole Swoosh and the aglets. Nike created the aesthetic for this season's BETRUE collection by directly partnering with the Gilbert Baker Estate.
4. It’s appearing in the Bay Area on an important anniversary
The Pre Classic takes place in the Bay Area 40 years after Gilbert Baker’s Pride flag first debuted in San Francisco.
June 26, 2019 - The Jordan Jumpman Diamond is the latest addition to the brand’s performance basketball line. Designed by Tinker Hatfield and the Jordan footwear design team, its construction provides finely tuned support and forefoot responsiveness.
Highlights include an external diamond cage system (also featured on the Trunner NXT and LT), and Nike Zoom Air in forefoot.
The Jordan Jumpman Diamond is available in men’s sizing July 1 on Jordan.com and at select global retailers.
June 25, 2019 - Indulging in Stefan Janoski's appreciation for handcrafted textiles, the Nike SB Stefan Janoski Woven Slip RM features a woven leather upper in an array of colorways. It is built on the remastered Janoski silhouette.
The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Woven Slip RM releases July 1 on nike.com and at select retailers.
June 25, 2019 - Sure, there’s glory in topping the podium in front of a packed stadium to be crowned the Fittest on Earth, but all of the work to get there takes place when no one’s watching.
Mat Fraser knows that better than perhaps anyone. His daily, often solo, training takes him to the “dark place” — physically and mentally. The gritty grind prepares him to step into the bright, public light of the competition floor, ready to destroy workouts in jaw-dropping fashion.
Fraser’s second PE is designed on the new Metcon 5. The darkness represents Fraser’s inward focus and meticulous dedication to his routine, while the lightness signifies him stepping into the spotlight for competition. The red racing stripe is a nod to the chase for first place as well as the shorts worn by the CrossFit Games leader. The three bullseyes on the medial heel and on the sockliner stand for the three consecutive first-place medals Fraser has earned at the CrossFit Games. Also on the sockliner is Fraser's mantra, “HWPO” — hard work pays off. His signature appears on the transparent outsole.
The shoe comes in a box packed with tissue paper with the image of a bull’s skull (something Fraser uses to remind himself to strengthen his weaknesses) and the HWPO acronym.
The Nike Metcon 5 Mat Fraser PE will be available to NikePlus Members on June 25, and on June 28 on nike.com and at select retailers.
June 24, 2019 - The first collaboration between Nike SB and Elissa Steamer’s Gnarhunters includes a tumbled leather upper and a Swoosh comprised of the skate & surf brand’s “G.” The heel features a typographic interpretation of the Nike name in Gnarhunter-esque lettering.
“The Blazer is what I ride in," says Steamer. "I’ve always liked how thin the upper is and how flexible the sole is. The toe is in the right place — there’s nothing hitting my pinky toe weird. It's also rad to me that the shoe is being offered in unisex sizing."
The Nike SB Zoom Blazer Mid “Gnarhunters” releases June 29 on nike.com and at select retailers.
June 24, 2019 - Two silhouettes in the NikeCourt London 2019 collection are rocking the famous hot lava colorway in sleek, lightweight upper constructions.
The NikeCourt Vapor x TC Knit pays tribute to the tooling of the iconic tennis signature shoe. The circular-knit upper descends to a visible Max Air unit in the heel, while the Swoosh design is debossed in leather.
The NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor x Knit is constructed of high-tensile strength yarns to support quick cuts and movements. A stretchy internal sleeve provides a sock-like fit.
The shoes release June 26 on nike.com and at select retailers.
June 22, 2019 - Designed for summer basketball, the Why Not Zer0.2 SE strips down the original Why Not Zer0.2 for a lighter, lower and faster take on Russell Westbrook’s second signature performance shoe.
Highlights include a deconstructed upper, removed outer layer on foxing that exposes the foam and offers light weight comfort, reduced weight on translucent midfoot saddle for foot security, Zoom Air unit for responsive cushioning and open-holed mesh for increased breathability. Additionally, the WNZ.2 SE builds on the look of the original by featuring external text, tags and branding.
The "City Tour" colorway of the Why Not Zer0.2 SE releases globally on jordan.com and at select retail on August 1.
June 10, 2019 - An all-over denim version of the Nike Air Monarch IV coincides with the 100th anniversary of the host course for golf's third major. Splashed across the heel is an embroidered flower pattern, and a vibrant flower pattern covers the sockliner. Both draw from the flora along the course’s Central California coastline.
Using denim as a rebellious play on traditional dress codes at golf links, the shoe includes a tongue tag modeling the leather patch found on the backs of most jeans. Hints of red dot the upper and carry through the heel, eyelets and heel tab, and round out in a leather-toned gum sole.
The Nike Air Monarch IV PRM releases June 10 on SNKRS in North America and Japan, and on nike.com throughout Europe, Greater China and Korea.
June 10, 2019 - The Nike and Jordan Brand Golf "No Denim Allowed" pack spans the Air Jordan XI Low Golf, the Nike Air Max 1 Golf, the Nike React Vapor 2, the Nike Roshe G, the Nike Tour Premiere and the Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour.
The denim uppers are a tongue-in-cheek rebuttal to traditional course dress codes. The site of this year’s third major is represented by a pattern drawn from Central California wildflowers on the plate and sockliner. Two symbols are used to stamp the shoes in time and place: a wave for the host course’s coastal environment and a centennial symbol marking the 100-year anniversary of the host course.
The Nike Golf “No Denim Allowed” pack releases June 10 on nike.com. The Air Jordan XI Low Golf releases June 14 on nike.com.